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Re: [TSVN] BUG: Corrupting folders/files in Windows XP Home?

From: Simon Large <simon_at_skirridsystems.co.uk>
Date: 2005-10-04 17:21:03 CEST

Josh Green wrote:
> What DOES happen:
> Ok, what IS happening is interesting and incredibly annoying/frustrating
> everynow and again i'll get an error in Visual Studio about some bit of my code
> being undefined, I'll then go look at that file and find:
> A) It has been written as all 0's for somereason
> B) It has been overwritten by some completely different file!
> I'll then go to do an update or revert to remedy the situation and I'll find
> that one of the svn_base files is corrupted! Not to mention that the text_base
> directory is inaccessable and been corrupted.. I then have to run a CheckDsk on
> the drive, a Clean Up of the working directory and then I have to redo the
> files that have changed in that directory that were modified but were
> corrupted...

Is CheckDsk finding errors? If it is then there is something *seriously*
wrong with your system, and it's nothing to do with the app.

> I have checked my HardDisk, there are no errors on it, I have format
> reinstalled from scratch 3 times now (incase the file system was stuffed)...
> I've updated windows to the extreme, I've removed Norton Antivirus too... My
> next move is to remove SVN from my machine and see how it goes then

Have you checked your RAM? There is a good free ram tester available on
the internet, can't remember the URL right now.

> However it is quite a large coincidence that the only folders which seem to get
> affected are the SVN ones, and that the text_base directories are the ones that
> like to be corrupted?

Subversion does do a lot of work with a lot of small files, which may be
pushing some part of your system harder than other apps. But I agree it
is rather odd.

I don't suppose you are using a BDB repository on a network share using
the file:/// access method? That is known to cause corruption due to
problems with locking.

> The worst part is that I AM losing data, and although it's a personal project
> and not worth much, I spend allot of time on it.

Sorry to hear of your woes. I have to say it is extremely unlikely to be
Subversion or TSVN (which only uses the official subversion libraries to
handle the .svn folder content). If you are still convinced it is SVN,
you could try reporting it on the users@subversion.tigris.org mailing
list to see if anyone else has had a similar problem.


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